Durham Agrellos > Porto, Portugal > Firm Profile

Durham Agrellos
3265, 3.1.
4100-137 PORTO

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 3

With ‘extremely qualified professionals’, boutique law firm Durham Agrellos is specialised in tax planning, tax litigation and wealth management, which attracts a strong following of banks, domestic and international companies, high-net-worth individuals and family offices. Splitting his time between Porto and Lisbon, managing partner Miguel Durham Agrellos is often sought after by international clients to advise on tax disputes, corporate restructurings, international taxation issues and succession planning. He works alongside tax litigator Paulo da Rocha Pichel, who is a popular choice among family-owned groups and charities.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Durham Agrello

Other key lawyers:

Paulo da Rocha Pichel; Mariana Leite da Silva; Ricardo Pereira Amaro


‘Durham Agrellos is exceptional. The team has extremely qualified professionals who are aligned with the interests of their clients.’

‘I’d highlight Miguel Durham Agrello and Paulo da Rocha Pichel.’

‘Team of excellence, highly specialised and a global approach to the problems at hand.’

‘Paulo da Rocha Pichel is recommended for his technical and scientific rigour, global vision, ability to present and discuss possible scenarios and risks involved and speed in solving problems.’

‘Technical quality of the team and its opinions supported by relevant documentation.’

Key clients

Unilabs Group

RAR Holding



Atrium Investimentos

Gema Group



Magic Leaves

BTG Pactual

PwC Luxembourg

Work highlights

  • Advised a major multinational group on the drafting and implementation of transfer pricing policies regarding its intra-group services agreements.
  • Assisted Magic Leaves with the tax matters and legal structuring of a Non-Fungible Token minting and online gaming operation.
  • Represented a relevant player in the health sector in a high-profile VAT dispute, regarding a transfer of a business as a going concern.

Portugal > Tax Tier 3

The ‘highly qualified‘ team at Durham Agrellos works with a diverse roster of companies, high-net-worth individuals and family businesses on the full spectrum of tax structuring and litigation mandates. Recognised for its 'excellent knowledge of tax legislation', the group’s strength resides in private wealth-related matters, international tax planning, transfer pricing and disputes, including tax arbitrations. Advising on the tax planning of transactions involving crypto assets is an area of growth for the firm, which is spearheaded by Miguel Durham Agrellos, whose specialisms include wealth management, inheritance planning and family governance. Paulo da Rocha Pichel is another name to note for this kind of work; he is particularly skilled in tax litigation.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Durham Agrellos

Other key lawyers:

Paulo da Rocha Pichel; Mariana Leite da Silva; Ricardo Pereira Amaro


‘This company demonstrated excellent knowledge of tax legislation, ease of communication with the tax authority as well as quick and accurate responses.’

‘I recommend Paulo da Rocha Pichel for his ability, commitment and knowledge demonstrated in solving a complex tax procedure, presenting duly substantiated solutions and a quick conclusion.’

‘It is a very serious, professional and competent law firm. There is a great focus on the client, and the service provided is of high quality.’

‘The main contact I have is with Miguel Agrellos, who handles all tax matters relating to our company. The topics are treated with total commitment, availability and professionalism.’

‘Highly qualified professionals and always available for a timely and quality service.’

‘Personal approach with clear, unambiguous advice. A good personal rapport is also developed with the client which I feel is essential in this line of business.’

‘Able to provide a closer service to the client. It has professionals who have a good level of knowledge in the area and work objectively. In my opinion, they are very up to date with the legislation.’

‘Miguel Durham Agrellos and Paulo Pichel are recommended. I feel taken care of by professionals who have a good level of knowledge.’

Key clients


RAR Holding



ATRIUM Investimentos

GEMA Group






Durham Agrellos was founded in 2017, born of the aspiration to create a differentiated project of legal advice from its base in Portugal.  We are lawyers with special guidance for sensitive and complex issues in the field of tax law and in assistance to private clients. We provide advice on matters related to the management and tax planning of business and estates.

We have relevant experience in legal assistance to familyowned groups, notably in the field of inheritance planning. We also represent our clients in high-profile tax disputes.  We work closely with our clients and their advisors in Portugal or elsewhere. We provide advice on matters of origin or in connection with the Portuguese market, coordinating issues related to other jurisdictions with local experts.

Miguel Durham Agrellosmda@da.pt+351 226 167 260
Paulo da Rocha Pichelprp@da.pt+351 226 167 260
Miguel Durham Agrellos photoMr Miguel Durham AgrellosManaging Partner at Durham Agrellos
Paulo da Rocha Pichel photoMr Paulo da Rocha PichelPartner at Durham Agrellos
English (fluent)
OA Portugal – Portuguese Bar Association